Enrile, Drilon oppose suggested gov’t takeover of PAL

August 4, 2010 10:51 am· Comments Off on Enrile, Drilon oppose suggested gov’t takeover of PAL 

MANILA, Aug. 3 – Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and Senator Franklin Drilon clarified on Tuesday that the government can only step in on the problem of Philippine Airlines (PAL) but it cannot take over the operation of the country’s flag carrier.

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Pasig City lawmaker bats for student loans in return for bank tax credits

August 4, 2010 10:51 am· Comments Off on Pasig City lawmaker bats for student loans in return for bank tax credits 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Aug. 3 — A lawmaker has filed a bill granting lucrative tax benefits to banks that provide educational loans to eligible post-secondary students, particularly those from families that have yet to produce a single college graduate.

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Falsified birth document leads to repatriation of Filipino girl

August 4, 2010 10:51 am· Comments Off on Falsified birth document leads to repatriation of Filipino girl 

MANILA, Aug. 3 — A Filipino domestic in Saudi Arabia was recently repatriated to the Philippines after it was discovered that she was just 16 years old and had frequent disagreements with her employers possibly due to her immaturity, it was learned from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

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President Aquino inducts 42 more officials

August 4, 2010 10:51 am· Comments Off on President Aquino inducts 42 more officials 

MANILA, Aug. 3 — President Benigno S. Aquino III on Tuesday swore into office 42 new officials of his administration in simple ceremonies in the Rizal Ceremonial Hall of Malacañang Palace.

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Palace confident of legal premises of Truth Commission

August 4, 2010 10:51 am· Comments Off on Palace confident of legal premises of Truth Commission 

MANILA, Aug. 3 — Malacañang is firm that the creation of the Truth Commission is well within the power of the Executive Department — those who say otherwise could raise any case before the Supreme Court to challenge its constitutionality.

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De los Angeles arrested anew for syndicated estafa; awaits filing of eight more cases

August 4, 2010 10:51 am· Comments Off on De los Angeles arrested anew for syndicated estafa; awaits filing of eight more cases 

MANILA, Aug. 3 – The Bangko Sentral gn Pilipinas has eight more criminal cases to file against Celso delos Angeles of the Legacy Group of Banks who was arrested by Quezon City police at the St. Luke’s Hospital on Tuesday for syndicated estafa.

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VP Binay meets OFWs in Seoul on way to scouts jamboree

August 4, 2010 10:51 am· Comments Off on VP Binay meets OFWs in Seoul on way to scouts jamboree 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Aug. 2 — Vice President Jejomar C. Binay on Tuesday met with the Filipino community in Seoul, South Korea, learning about their living and employment condition to determine how best the Philippine Government could help them, his media office said.

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50 NBI personnel placed on floating status

August 4, 2010 10:51 am· Comments Off on 50 NBI personnel placed on floating status 

MANILA, Aug. 3 –Following the abolition of six divisions of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) due to overlapping and redundancy of functions, some 50 bureau agents were placed on a “floating status.”

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House eyes completion of committee chairmanships within the week

August 4, 2010 10:51 am· Comments Off on House eyes completion of committee chairmanships within the week 

MANILA, Aug. 3 — The House of Representatives on Tuesday started filling up important committees.

Upon motion of House Majority Leader and Mandaluyong Rep. Neptali Gonzales II, the following members were elected:

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Ombudsman Gutierrez faces second impeach rap

August 4, 2010 10:51 am· Comments Off on Ombudsman Gutierrez faces second impeach rap 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Aug. 3 — Another impeachment complaint was filed Tuesday against Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez at the House of Representatives.

Renato Reyes of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan; Sister Mary John Mananzan of PAGBABAGO; Danilo Ramos of Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP); lawyer Edre Olalia of the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers (NUPL); Ferdinand Gaite of COURAGE; and James Terry Ridon of the League of Filipino Students (LFS) filed their 30-page complaint before House secretary general Marilyn Barua-Yap.

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